Monty: Blades now believe
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nick Montgomery feels Sheff Utd are starting to believe they can stay in the top flight.
Nick Montgomery feels Sheffield United are starting to believe they can survive in The Premiership.
The Blades recorded a second win of the season last weekend after Danny Webber's header clinched a 1-0 success at fellow strugglers Newcastle United.
Though the Steel City club remain in the relegation zone, Montgomery is sensing a change in attitude within the dressing room.
"I think the lads are now starting to believe we are good enough to stay in this division," Montgomery told Sky Sports News.
"Although it will be difficult, and a big fight because there are a lot of very good teams in there, we have just got to believe in ourselves.
"We are beginning to do that."
Neil Warnock's side meet Bolton Wanderers on Saturday and Montgomery is predicting a fierce battle against the third-placed visitors.
He added: "It was a fantastic atmosphere at St James' and we have got to take the confidence from last Saturday into the game against Bolton.
"They (Bolton) are a fantastic team. I remember being here when it was before they got promoted.
"Since they've been up there, they've been fantastic and they have taken a lot of big scalps every season.
"It's going to be a difficult game as they are a very physical team, make no bones about it.
"We know what Bolton are going to bring on Saturday and we have just got to be prepared for it."